Author archives: Swiper Bootz

GaGa Wearing Pants Ep. 2

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Sometimes, Lady GaGa wears pants. Sometimes, Lady GaGa does not wear pants. Sometimes, Lady GaGa wears No! pants. Most every time, regardless of immediate proximity to said pants, Lady GaGa wears The pants. The “The” is silent.     Lady GaGa wearing pants, パンツ, pantsu; serving more Hello Lisa Frank realness than a 1996 TrapperKeeper coul[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Lily Allen - "Sheezus"

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Good music speaks volumes. Listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking “Sheezus,” Sheezus (2014) Been here before, so I'm prepared Not gonna lie though, I'm kinda scared Lace up my gloves, I'm going in Don't let my kids watch me when I get in the ring I'll take the hits, roll with the punches I'll get back up[...]

Spectacular Carnage

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Our generation’s world war is via media, we sacrifice our daily realities for projected purpose and prominence… eye-deep in student loan debt, creating daily content free of charge to the nation’s most profitable private enterprises, data for days, the only lines shorter than the unemployment call sheet - for the good of the country, for the sake of free ent[...]

Your Lives, You're Welcome

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The year is 1999. You are the only one left. This new race cannot move forth until they have learned the ways of the past. It is your duty to teach them. You don't have much time, use it wisely - and Ms. Spears: good luck. ... and counting 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.   #periodpointblankperiod #yourlives #yourewelcome

Happiness on a Leash

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Cameras up and we see the makings of a modern Pop princess, donning the finest in commercial couture en route to becoming celebrated celetoid... product placement on parade: Apple, Chanel, Charlie, and Starbucks... ah yes, the radiant cent of a woman – because the trick is self-made, self-paid, self-affiliated among the scene’s sea change… live in your world[...]

GaGa Wearing Pants, Ep. 1

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Sometimes, Lady GaGa wears pants. Sometimes, Lady GaGa does not wear pants. Sometimes, Lady GaGa wears No! pants. Most every time, regardless of immediate proximity to said pants, Lady GaGa wears The pants. The "The" is silent.   Hanging up my Gowns, fastening my dreadlocks, pacifier check, gazing ball check. It's artRave madness. #ladybydayga[...]

PARTYNAUSEOUS... because they really shouldn't have let her Blackout ARTPOP

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Good music speaks volumes… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking Hi, I want to come and make peace with you but they won't let me, no, they won't let me through I don't mind if they a-arrest me 'cause I'm wearing my Versace Why can't we just put on a smile and a buzz buzz buzz buzz? We all might be sick Whe[...]

Wonkaland and Woodstock, Israel and Ibiza, Pleasure and Neverland: Electric Zoo

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Nestled halfway between Harlem and Brooklyn lies Randall's Island. Labor Day weekend the islet transforms into a beautiful blend of Wonkaland and Woodstock, Sodom and Gomorrah, Israel and Ibiza, Pleasure Island and Neverland - a hybrid between that Pinocchio place where lost boys find themselves and where Peter Pan's lost boys aimlessly meander... all perpet[...]

#lyricallyspeaking Lana del Rey - "West Coast"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking Down on the West Coast, they got a saying If you're not drinking, then you're not playing But you've got the music, you've got the music in you, don't you? Down on the West Coast,[...]

Basilisk beats, Jess wanders. Homeward-bound, London found in lost Angeles

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British tones. Angeles tempos. That's the point. That you can come to the light amidst darkness, create an echo in the silence. Basilisk beats, She wanders. Homeward-bound, London found in lost Angeles. Visceral. Jess sings the blues of a sapient soul found in barren canyons of scarred star-trails. The lyrical lens navigates mood and melody, the narra[...]

Night Surgeon's "Gondola Crimewave" ... when speculative fiction eloped with tropical surf, Fool's Gold's northern exposure, PDX on a summer night

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Night Surgeon's Gondola Crimewave EP the latest from Portland's sonic doctors. Needless to say, if the ailment is color-by-numbers iPop - today's prescription is two GCs and a midnight call. re:sound - Lush, layered instrumentation underlie slightly post-adolescent / pre-TriBeCa indie pop frontman vocals. There's something refreshing and relaxing [...]

TrapperKeeper: "... just beautysleeping in a trance, but never sleeping to dream: and this is The Fame."

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Pop: grab your old girl with her new tricks, if this was GaGa's first and last album it would be just as complete as it is in context as a dynasty starter. The Fame is nothing more and nothing less than a perfect Pop debut through and through. Visceral, catchy, panoramic, reflective, progressive, chock full of hit singles, formidable filler, and fun; [...]

G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film :: Genesis 27: Electric World Life, Pt. 2

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We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams... four years ago, we pulled a stunt that went and turned into a scene #kanyeshrugsandpoplove #electricworldlife blinkk G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film: because, "I know. But I can't stay up here on my hill forever." #queenedknight #kingdomed I didn't get to this place in my life[...]

Money Needs Me

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celebrity, human currency, neon trafficking flashing lights, in god we trust, monarchy, illuminate me, free market new slaves, live your cash, kill the cow.. necessity sees me, desire feeds me, schadenfreude bleeds freely ... the fame monster ... the framed rockstar ... it's just entertainment ... and the economy stupid 140 characters … courtesy is [...]

Now, Next, Nouveau: J Cutta, "Living"

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Living is a state of being, and Atlanta up-and-comer J Cutta brings the state of the fastlane to his latest single, “Living” featuring Shida Paper. A lyrical painter with the ability to transport you to a different time and place through his words, J Cutta is a true Atlanta soul with a touch of something different.  Gathering fans from America and abroa[...]